Olympian athlete to headline JBS speaker series

first_img WhatsApp Twitter Previous articleLegal Aid of NorthWest Texas schedules free clinicNext articleAs Presidents Day is observed, Bush paintings exhibit continues in Midland museum admin Facebook WhatsApp Olympian athlete to headline JBS speaker series Twitter Pinterest Olympic Champion Jackie Joyner-Kersee has been dubbed “The Greatest Female Athlete of the 20th Century” by Sports Illustrated. The University of Texas of the Permian Basin’s John Ben Shepperd Public Leadership Institute will host an upcoming lecture entitled “An Evening with Olympic Champion Jackie Joyner-Kersee” at the Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center. The lecture is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday and moderated by CBS 7 anchor Tatum Hubbard. “An Evening with Olympic Champion Jackie Joyner-Kersee” has been scheduled at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center, 1310 N. FM 1788, Midland.The lecture is part of the JBS Distinguished Lecture Series sponsored by The University of Texas of the Permian Basin.Joyner-Kersee is the author of both “A Kind of Grace” (1997), her autobiography, and “A Woman’s Place is Everywhere.” She is an active professional speaker and speaks on topics of athletics, business success, living with the limitations of medical issues, nutrition, women’s issue and youth advocacy.Tatum Hubbard, CBS 7 News Anchor, will moderate the lecture. Audience members are encouraged to submit their questions to Joyner-Kersee during the lecture using their phones, by texting their question to the moderator. The text number will be provided during the program.Tickets are $10. Students from area schools, colleges and universities get in free with a student ID.For tickets, call 800-514-3849.More coverage>> Jackie Joyner-Kersee talks staying balanced By admin – February 19, 2018 Pinterest Local News Facebooklast_img read more

Press release: Major new research investment set to provide boost for UK’s Creative Industries

first_imgA new Policy and Evidence Centre has also been established that will address gaps in the evidence base on the national economic strength of the UK’s creative industries. Led by global innovation foundation Nesta, it will develop independent evidence that will inform decision-making across the creative industries and underpin future policy decisions.Hasan Bakhshi, Director, Creative Industries Policy and Evidence Centre, said: StoryFutures – Driving innovation in creative, immersive storytelling; connecting businesses, creating jobs and developing next-generation talent as the sector seeks to harness data-driven personalisation, smart devices and AI to reach audiences in new and complex ways.Led by: Royal Holloway with other institutions and commercial partners including the BBC, HTC Vive, nDreams, Plexus, Punchdrunk, Sky UK, Pinewood Group, BFI, Endemol Shine, Heathrow Airport, and the National Film and Television School. The UK’s creative industries have had a stellar growth performance in recent years, but to navigate the economic uncertainties ahead they will need rigorous evidence. This is where the Creative Industries Policy and Evidence Centre will step in, producing research and formulating policies to support the sector’s future growth. Notes to EditorsEach of the nine clusters emerged from an open, rigorous and peer-reviewed selection process that began a year ago. They bring together a range of educational and commercial partners to tackle unique R&D challenges identified by a specific area of industry.The nine clusters are: Combining world-class arts and humanities researchers with our globally renowned creative industries will underpin growth in this vibrant and rapidly expanding sector within the UK economy. These pioneering partnerships between industry and universities are providing a huge vote of confidence for a sector that is vital to the future prosperity of the UK. Future Screens NI – Growing the creative industries in Northern Ireland, particularly the extant animation and games clusters, by developing new hardware and software solutions.Led by: Ulster University with other institutions and commercial partners including: Northern Ireland Screen, the BBC, RTE, Belfast Harbour Commissioners, Catalyst Inc., Causeway Enterprise Agency, Belfast City Council and Digital Catapult. Future Fashion Factory – Transforming the fashion industry’s capacity for creative innovation and reducing lead times and waste by embracing digital technologies in the design process.Led by: University of Leeds with other institutions and commercial partners including the Royal College of Arts, Burberry, Wools of New Zealand and the British Fashion Council. This investment, through the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund and industry, offers support to the UK’s globally important creative industries, which are already worth over £92 billion to the UK economy and export an estimated £46 billion in goods and services each year. The aim is to create jobs and drive the creation of companies, products and experiences that can be marketed around the world.Culture Secretary Jeremy Wright said: The Business of Fashion, Textiles and Technology Collaborative R&D – Partnership Delivering sustainable growth for the business of fashion, textiles and technology through innovation and adaptation.Led by: University of the Arts London with other institutions and commercial partners including ASOS, Clarks, British Fashion Council, London Legacy Development Corporation, Centre for Fashion Enterprise and the V&A. Bristol and Bath Cluster (B+B)XR+D – Creating jobs, companies and products in the Bristol and Bath region’s screen and performance industries by helping them adapt to emerging technologies.Led by: the University of the West of England with other institutions and commercial partners including Watershed, Aardman Animations, Audible, the BBC, and the RSC. Clwstwr Creadigol – Transforming the screen and broadcast industries in the Cardiff region of South Wales by helping them innovate and compete.Led by: Cardiff University with other institutions and commercial partners including BBC Cymru, S4C, Boom Cymru, ITV Cymru Wales and Sony UK Technology Centre. Creative Industries Clusters in Bristol, Leeds, London, York, Cardiff, Belfast, Dundee and Edinburgh will bring together creative hubs with researchers and businesses to boost their world-leading status.Aardman, Burberry, Sony and the British Fashion Council are some of the brands involved in the Programme Developing the Clusters is a key deliverable in the Industrial Strategy’s Creative Industries Sector Deal.Some of the UK’s best performing and world-renowned creative businesses are to come together with researchers and organisations to explore new ways of enhancing their sectors. They aim to increase the use of digital technologies to improve audience experience in the screen and performance industries, and shorten production times in the design industry.Led by the Arts and Humanities Research Council within UKRI, the £80 million programme comprises nine creative clusters across the UK and a new Policy and Evidence Centre, led by Nesta in partnership with 13 universities. The programme will bring together world-class research talent with companies and organisations, including household names such as Aardman, Burberry and Sony, in a first-of-its kind research and development investment.Business Secretary Greg Clark said: Creative Media Labs – Establishing the screen industries of Yorkshire and the Humber as a centre of excellence in immersive and interactive storytelling.Led by: University of York with other institutions and commercial partners including Screen Yorkshire, New Moon Studios, BT, Sony, BFI, Duck Soup, Warp Films, Game Republic and the BBC. Explore the 9 clusters in our google map.The Industrial Strategy sets out a long term plan to boost the productivity and earning power of people throughout the UK. It sets out how the UK Government is building a Britain fit for the future – how it will help businesses create better, higher-paying jobs in every part of the UK with investment in skills, industries and infrastructure.The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), which is part of UK Research and Innovation, funds world-class, independent researchers in a wide range of subjects: archaeology, area studies, the creative and performing arts, design, digital content, heritage, history, languages, philosophy and much more. This financial year we will spend approximately £98 million on research and postgraduate training in collaboration with a number of partners. The quality and range of research supported by this investment of public funds not only provides economic, social and cultural benefits to the UK, but contributes to the culture and welfare of societies around the globe. Creative Informatics – Seeking to put businesses and creative entrepreneurs in the driving seat of data-driven innovation in Edinburgh’s lively design and advertising sector.Led by: University of Edinburgh with other institutions and commercial partners including Creative Edinburgh, Festivals Edinburgh, The List, the BBC, National Museums Scotland, The Fruitmarket Gallery and Royal Bank of Scotland. InGAME – Delivering new products, start-ups and training opportunities in the video game sector, and intensifying growth, diversification and cultural engagement.Led by: Abertay University in Dundee with other institutions and commercial partners including DC Thomson and Co, Sony, deltaDNA, Scottish Enterprise, Microsoft, TIGA, Creative Scotland and Dundee City Council. The creative industries are a fantastic British success story creating millions of jobs and business opportunities across the country. The sector currently contributes £92 billion a year to our economy and through our modern Industrial Strategy we are investing further to enable the sector to keep on growing and bringing the benefits to all corners of the United Kingdom. Professor Andrew Thompson, Executive Chair of the Arts and Humanities Research Council, said: Britain’s creative industries are an economic and cultural powerhouse and the Creative Clusters will ensure they continue to thrive in different regions across the country. These partnerships between business, academia and industry will encourage the use of future technology to develop new products and experiences, and boost employment opportunities across the breadth of the UK.last_img read more

DOG POUND: SU defense helpless against Locker, Washington offense in blowout loss

first_img Published on September 12, 2010 at 12:00 pm SEATTLE — Doug Hogue tried to find the words to explain the frustration. Of course, Jake Locker was a Heisman Trophy candidate. Of course, SU wasn’t expected to win on the West Coast. These were things Hogue and his teammates heard all week. But to get blindsided by two of Washington’s other guys really killed him. Shaking his head outside of the Syracuse locker room after the game, he finally found something to describe the missed opportunities that led to the Washington rout. ‘Washington played good,’ Hogue said. ‘I thought they came out with a good game plan for us. A lot of times, we shot ourselves in the foot.’ Hogue and the Syracuse defense spent the last week focused on Locker. If one player was going to beat Syracuse on Saturday, it sure wasn’t going to be Locker. But with the focus on the Heisman candidate all week, the rest of the Husky offense made the most of an opportunity to take advantage of a shaky SU defense, ultimately leading Washington to a decisive 41-20 victory in front of a crowd of 62,418 at Husky Stadium.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Wide receiver Jermaine Kearse and running back Chris Polk each took turns torching the Syracuse defense time and time again. When the final seconds ticked off the clock, the pair had abused the proud SU defense through the air and on the ground, to the tune of 298 yards and four touchdowns. Adding salt to an open wound, Locker still provided his own stamp on the game. Though the SU defense properly neutralized his ability to run the ball, he finished the game 22-for-33 for 289 yards and four touchdowns. ‘They did a nice job,’ SU head coach Doug Marrone said. ‘They made plays, and I thought their quarterback played well. We gave up some big plays and missed tackles.’ Early on, it appeared as though Syracuse would pick up where it left off last weekend at Akron. Quarterback Ryan Nassib led the Orange to two scoring drives to open the game, and the defense kept Locker and Co. pinned back in their own territory. Just when the Orange appeared to have control of the game, things started to slip out of control. The momentum shifted on Washington’s first scoring drive, and the Orange was unable to get it back for the rest of the game. ‘Defensively, I thought we were aggressive,’ Marrone said. ‘But when we were in the position to make plays, we didn’t make (them).’ Leading up to the matchup against the Huskies, Syracuse strong safety Max Suter referred to the pass defense as ‘lights out’ when it didn’t allow a single touchdown pass a week earlier against Akron. It was the first time in over a year the Orange had accomplished the feat. But Saturday, the tables were turned. This time, it was the defensive secondary’s inability to stop the big play that served as the weak link in a defense that looked much different from just a week earlier. ‘The wide receivers did a good job,’ SU defensive end Chandler Jones said. ‘They did a good job of getting yards after the catch, and that’s what hurt us the most.’ Whether it was Shamarko Thomas and Mike Holmes both going after what could have been an easy interception or letting Polk slip away for a 52-yard touchdown run after he was pinned in the backfield, SU’s defense let what could have been a close game become an onslaught. For a squad entering the game with so much pride and optimism, it was a disappointing performance. Syracuse’s defense gave up four plays of more than 25 yards in the second half alone Saturday. ‘It’s not how you start,’ SU linebacker Derrell Smith said. ‘It’s how you finish. We’ve just got to finish the game.’ Once the Husky defense started making stops, the offense followed. As the Husky defense tightened up after allowing the game’s first 10 points, Locker’s offense kept the SU defense on the field for long, demoralizing scoring drives. Washington went on to score 27 unanswered points and cruised to victory. By the time the Orange finally scored again, in the fourth quarter, half the stadium had already started heading for the exits. The game was over. With so much promise coming into the game, Marrone was visibly distraught with the outcome. But after letting off some postgame steam, and despite the overall frustration, Marrone was still able to think somewhat positively. ‘We’re going to need to fight and scratch every day in practice,’ Marrone said. ‘And we’ll fight and scratch every day in a game, and we’ll be fine.’ [email protected] Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Commentslast_img read more

Wellington Police Notes: Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013

first_imgWellington Police notes for Thursday, December 26, 2013:•10:33 a.m. Officers investigated a theft of a cell phone and tablet in the 1200 block N. B, Wellington.•1:48 p.m. Roy N. Culver, 22, Wichita, was arrested and confined on a City of Halstead Bench Warrant for failure to appear on a charge of theft.•3:06 p.m. Officers investigated a theft of gasoline in the 1100 block N. A, Wellington.•9:49 p.m. Dylan J. Knight, 19, Mulvane was arrested and confined charged with operating a motor vehicle with suspended drivers license.last_img

Power-hitting teenager Marco Luciano gives San Francisco Giants a reason to dream

first_imgPHOENIX — It isn’t the impressive, raw power that’s a sudden surprise at the Giants’ minor league complex in Scottsdale.It isn’t the remarkably quick bat speed, the strong, accurate throwing arm or the ability to handle advanced pitching, either.When the Giants signed Marco Luciano, a gifted shortstop prospect out of the Dominican Republic, they knew all about the tools that would give him a chance to become a major league star. They expected the power, the bat speed and the ability to handle …last_img

Gasol, Grizzlies build big lead, hang on to beat Warriors

first_imgMarc Gasol of the Memphis Grizzlies shoots over Klay Thompson of the Golden State Warriors. APMEMPHIS, Tenn. — Marc Gasol had 34 points and 14 rebounds, and the Memphis Grizzlies built a 19-point third-quarter lead over Golden State before holding on to beat the defending champion Warriors 111-101 on Saturday night.James Ennis III added 13 points, and Tyreke Evans scored 12 as Memphis shot 47 percent compared to 39 percent for Golden State. The Warriors shot 12 of 38 from 3-point range.ADVERTISEMENT Stephen Curry led the Warriors with 37 points, and Kevin Durant added 29 and 13 rebounds. But both were ejected with 43.6 seconds left after arguing with officials — Curry first after throwing his mouthpiece, and then Durant as he followed Curry’s argument.Klay Thompson finished with 14 points on 5 of 16 shooting, including 2 of 8 from outside the arc.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe Warriors trailed by 19 late in the third quarter and Curry was saddled with five fouls. Consecutive 3-pointers from Durant and an unintended tip-in by the Grizzlies, credited to David West, cut the deficit to single digits with just under 9 minutes left.But Golden State never got close enough to catch the Grizzlies down the stretch. The major burst for Memphis came early in the third quarter. The Grizzlies turned up their defense, forcing a trio of turnovers and scoring 15 straight points to stretch the lead to 18.The Warriors connected on only 6 of 22 shots in the third, while Memphis went 10 of 18.TIP-INSWarriors: The game was the only regular-season trip to Memphis for Golden State as the teams face each other three times this season — the other two games at Oracle Arena. … Draymond Green played in his 400th career game. … Thompson made a 3-pointer in the first quarter, marking his 57th straight game connecting from outside the arc.Grizzlies: F JaMychal Green, who started but was injured early in the opener, did not dress. Jarrell Martin started in his place. … Memphis defeated Golden State twice last season, one of only two teams to hang two losses on the eventual NBA champions. San Antonio also defeated the Warriors twice. … The Grizzlies hold a 13-10 advantage over the Warriors since 2011-12.UP NEXTWARRIORS: Wrap up a three-game trip in Dallas on Monday with a game against the Mavericks.GRIZZLIES: Start a two-game Texas road swing at Houston on Monday. They face the Mavericks on Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Streak over: Magic end 17-game skid to Cavs Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion MOST READcenter_img Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa View comments Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday PLAY LIST 03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?02:25Raptors or Warriors? PBA players take their pick of NBA champ01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Cocolife enters QF on wings of victory

first_imgPaired with super teams in the quarterfinals, Cocolife made sure it enters the next round on a winning note.The Asset Managers needed just three sets to dispose of the lowly Cherrylume Iron ladies, 25-22, 25-16, 25-19, Tuesday night in the Philippine Superliga All Filipino Conference in Baliwag Star Arena in Bulacan.ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ LATEST STORIES PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd PLAY LIST 02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd00:50Trending Articles03:47Tropical Depression ‘Quiel’ enters PAR02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide “A lot of people are giving me motivation to become the leader, so I need to put in extra work and take care of my conditioning,” she added. “But as for the team we would need a total team effort.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next What ‘missteps’? Michelle Gumabao led Cocolife with 10 attacks and an ace for only its second win in six games.“Communication, we struggle with it because my teammates sometimes we talk, sometimes not,” said the team captain. “We are trying to solve that issue in practice. But we’re getting there.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutNow the Asset Managers need to do it fast because they are matched up with Cignal in the quarterfinals on Thursday.“Obviously there is still a lot to improve on,” said Gumabao, who provided Cocolife with what the team needed from her. Morales rules Canada bike race WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire View commentslast_img read more

10 months agoBayern Munich striker Lewandowski: We can beat Liverpool

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Bayern Munich striker Lewandowski: We can beat Liverpoolby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski has welcomed their Champions League draw with Liverpool.It will mean Lewandowski facing Jurgen Klopp, his former Borussia Dortmund coach.”It’s going to be a fantastic battle. Let’s go Bavaria, we can do it!” declared the Pole on social media.Also Klopp is – like everyone connected to football in Germany – full of anticipation: “It will be difficult, they have a top team, but for me it is nice to return to Germany. “I look forward to it.” last_img

13 days agoBurnley boss Dyche delighted with McNeil progress

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Burnley boss Dyche delighted with McNeil progressby Paul Vegas13 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBurnley boss Sean Dyche is delighted with the progress of Dwight McNeil.His latest impressive performance came against Everton on Saturday where he got the better of a duel with Toffees full back and Republic of Ireland international Seamus Coleman.“Dwight was very good again, he continues to defy the logic of young players because when they go in they often have a quiet spell and it might still come but it hasn’t so far,” said Dyche after the Clarets’ victory on Saturday.“His quality meant he has taken on a full back who has played hundreds of games in the Premier League and is an international player and gave him a challenge as he has done with many others.“He is a very, very good player and continues to improve.” last_img read more

Indiana Jokingly Wishes “Former Basketball Manager” Jim Harbaugh A Happy Birthday

first_imgHead coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines reacts during the college football game against the Michigan State Spartans at Michigan Stadium.ANN ARBOR, MI – OCTOBER 17: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines reacts during the college football game against the Michigan State Spartans at Michigan Stadium on October 17, 2015 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Spartans defeated the Wolverines 27-23. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)Michigan football head coach Jim Harbaugh turned 52 today, and the Wolverines aren’t the only ones wishing him a happy birthday. Harbaugh’s sister Joani is married to Indiana basketball coach Tom Crean, and back in 2012, while head coach of the San Francisco 49ers, Harbaugh served as a manager for the Hoosiers for a game, bringing chairs out for the team during timeouts, among other things. Indiana jokingly wished their most famous former manager a happy birthday this afternoon.Of course, Harbaugh is no longer coaching in the NFL or the Pac-12. He is at a rival Big Ten school, and some Hoosier fans don’t appreciate this gesture, no matter how tongue-in-cheek as it may be.harbaugh indiana comment 1harbaugh indiana comment 3harbaugh indiana comment 4harbaugh indiana comment 5harbaugh indiana comment 6Well, we thought it was pretty funny, at least.last_img read more